Dunn, Douglas Eaglesham

(1942- )
   Professor of English and director of the Scottish Studies Institute at St. Andrew's University, he was born in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire. Educated at the Scottish School of Librarianship, he worked as a librarian in Scotland and Akron, Ohio, before reading English at Hull University. He holds honorary doctorates from the universities of Dundee (law) and Hull (literature), and has won several prestigious literary awards. He has edited various anthologies and critical works, written several television and radio plays, and published short stories. He became fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1981 and was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2003. Some of his poetry publications: Terry Street, 1969. Love or Nothing, 1974. St. Kilda's Parliament 1879-1979, 1981. Elegies, 1985. Boyfriends and Girlfriends, 1995. The Donkey's Ears, 2000. The Year's Afternoon, 2000. New Selected Poems 1964-2000, 2002. Some of his poems: "After the War," "Friendship of Young Poets," "Love Poem," "The Clothes Pit," "The Drying-Green," "The Harp of Renfrewshire," "War Blinded."
   Sources: Biography and Bibliography of Douglas Dunn (http://www.arlindo-correia.com/020305.html). Encyclopædia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite DVD, 2006. The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The National Portrait Gallery (www.npg.org.uk). The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 4th ed. Margaret Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter and Jon Stal, eds. W.W. Norton, 1996. The Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, 1945-1980. D.J. Enright, ed. Oxford University Press, 1980. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. 6th edition. Margaret Drabble, ed. Oxford University Press, 2000. Who's Who. London: A & C Black, 2005.

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